Palak Paneer Paratha

Paneer Paratha is such a delight to enjoy always and when goodness of spinach is added to it, it becomes irresistible. Palak Paneer Paratha is a spinach and Indian cottage cheese flatbread. Recipe is pretty simple and similar to Paneer Paratha, difference is the dough. We blend spinach to a smooth paste and mix it with whole wheat flour to make the beautiful looking green color dough. Relish it with butter, dahi (plain yogurt) or tea.

Also try: Aloo Pyaaz Paratha, Paneer Roti or Gobhi Paratha.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 25 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 45 mins.

Servings: makes 4-5 parathas.

Ingredients:

  1. Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  2. Palak (Spinach) – 100 grams
  3. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – about 100 grams (crumbled)
  4. Green Chili – 2 (1 – roughly chopped, 1 – finely chopped)
  5. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter) to cook the parathas
  10. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Palak Paneer Paratha:

  1. Take a blending jar, add palak, roughly chopped green chili and 2 tbsp water. Blend to a smooth paste, add additional 1-2 tbsp water if its difficult to blend
  2. In a mixing bowl add wheat flour and salt, mix and add spinach paste in portions to make a soft smooth dough. Add more water if it’s too dry or add more flour if it’s too sticky. Keep aside for 15 mins
  3. Take another bowl and add paneer, finely chopped green chili, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix and keep aside the stuffing
  4. After 15 mins take the dough and divide it into 4 to 5 equal size balls. Take a ball and dust it with wheat flour, roll it with a rolling-pin to make a round of about 3-4 inches in diameter
  5. Place about 1.5 tbsp of paneer stuffing in the centre and bring the edges together, make a round stuffed ball. Dust the ball and roll it to make a normal size paratha
  6. Meanwhile heat a tawa and when it’s hot place the paratha on it. When you start getting the brown spots spread some ghee or oil and cook from both the sides until crisp and brown
  7. Your Palak Paneer Paratha is ready. Serve hot with butter, curd or tea.

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